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Thermal tape on P4 2.4 GHz heat sink

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July 26, 2003 6:06:15 PM

In some guides it says there is a blue protective strip of tape on the heatsink. On the P4's Heat sink, it's just a black square. Is there anything I have to remove, or do I just install it like it is?
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July 26, 2003 8:35:23 PM

Nothing to remove on the stock p4 heatsink. Just install it once, and leave it alone. Your temps should range from about 35-55 celcius, depending on the load and room temp.
July 26, 2003 8:47:50 PM

If your smart enough to peel off that piece off crap and put some arctic lilver on there. you will be much better off.
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